Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Tag: Disco funk 45s

"Space Funk"
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“Space Funk”: Groovy Synths

Is Cincinnati aware the degree to which Manzel‘s two 45s “Space Funk” (from 1977) and “Midnight Theme” (1979) have become revered dance tracks around the globe?  Note the trippy backwards drumming intro that immediately draws in the listener on “Space Funk”: “Space Funk“ Manzel (1977) The number of times Dopebrother

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"Get Down People"
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“Get Down People”: $500 Funk

How cool that a 45 released on Shad O’Shea‘s Counterpart label – “Get Down People” by 400 Years of What – sold on Ebay for over $500.  However, if it weren’t for Buckeye Beat‘s comprehensive listing of 45s released on Cincinnati’s Counterpart Records, I might have missed out altogether on this

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"Bolero"
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Jan Davis’s Flamenco Boogie

Jan Davis is a guitarist who once played with B. Bumble & the Stingers, who are among the first groups to rearrange classical works (as the pioneering pianist, Dorothy Donegan had earlier done) into boogie and early rock & roll numbers.  German Wikipedia, interestingly enough, helpfully names the musicians in

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